EIA's 11th Annual Education Industry Days Legislative Conference
A Republican takeover of the House of Representatives. Calls for dramatic cuts in federal spending. Resurgent popularity for the President. A call for political civility in the wake of the Tucson shooting.
As the 112th Congress begins its work, there is enough political drama and intrigue to keep all of DC’s bloggers, pundits and talking heads busy on a full-time basis. But how will the drama play out for education entrepreneurs and companies, SES providers, and other organizations seeking federal funding, as Congress and the Administration finally take up, as is expected, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)?
EIA will offer up plenty of hints – and perhaps even some definitive answers -- during its 11th Annual Education Industry Days conference, February 24-25 at the Liaison Hotel, near Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Education Industry Days, which routinely attracts small and large company representatives from a variety of K-12 education sectors, is where the intersection of politics and policy affects your education business. The gathering introduces you to the perspectives and opinions of a host of Washington, DC officials and insiders while providing ample opportunity to network and exchange views with your education industry peers.
“The Education Industry Days experience is one of the most valuable benefits of EIA membership,” says EIA Executive Director Steve Pines. “Not only does EIA host one of DC’s earliest-in-the-year education conferences, but we ensure the topics, speakers and opportunities for comment and questions are all first rate.”
Keynotes and panel discussions this year will include an outlook on ESEA reauthorization from a Congressional as well as an Obama Administration perspective; a detailed overview of the Affordable Tutoring for Our Children Act, for which EIA and its Affordable Tutoring Coalition have provided leadership for nearly two years; an introduction to federal funding streams available to education entrepreneurs and companies; and expert analysis on opportunities in e-Learning and school turnaround consulting.
Invited and confirmed speakers for the